Wireless on custom live CD not working

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 15:05:20 UTC 2016

On 9 April 2016 at 15:36, Tony Baechler <bats at batsupport.com> wrote:
> On 4/9/2016 3:40 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>>> How do you set this up? I have both on my custom live CD I've been
>>> working
>>> on, based on Ubuntu Wily core. The only way I can get wireless to
>>> sometimes
>>> work and DHCP to assign addresses is with NM. I really don't like NM and
>>> would prefer an alternative, but I haven't found anything. If I remove
>>> NM, I
>>> have to run dhclient by hand. I have wicd-curses installed, but I got
>>> reports that it can't find the wireless network, even though it
>>> apparently
>>> works on standard Debian. I'm obviously doing something wrong but I don't
>>> know what and I don't have wireless here to test. Are there better
>>> alternatives to NM which will automatically configure the network with
>>> DHCP
>>> and detect wireless? The CD isn't running X and is intended for the
>>> console
>>> and command line. It's designed for the blind and comes up talking. I can
>>> provide a list of installed packages and download links if interested.
>> Do you mean that it *does* work ok on the standard Ubuntu desktop image?
> No, as I said, I don't have wireless here to test. The people who said the
> CD doesn't work for them are running a standard Debian system which does
> work. I would assume that it works on the desktop image, but as that runs X
> and the CD is specifically designed as a live/rescue CD without X, that
> doesn't really help. Also, I forgot to mention that I installed several
> non-free firmware packages just in case.

I was confused by the fact that you had hijacked the thread, I thought
you were the original poster who had changed the subject line.


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